Lifestyle & Parenting

Photo Op

April 13, 2011

Amid the dull, grey buildings of downtown Calgary, Bridgitte Bardots
bosom is a fabulous sight.

The Yousuf Karsh
photograph is an ad for a new exhibit by one of the most renowned
portrait photographers, now on at the Glenbow

The collection of 100 portraits was first put together in 2008 in honour
of the centenary of Karshs Birth (he died in 2002) and includes what are
considered some of the photographers favourites. Karshs extraordinary
subjects, shot in black and white, include Audrey Hepburn, Fidel Castro,
Humphrey Bogart and one of the most famous images of Winston Churchill,
hand on the hip, scowling at Karsh after the photographer had apparently
removed Churchills cigar from his mouth.

Now thats suffering for your art. MG

Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes runs until June 15 at the Glenbow Museum,
130 Ninth Ave. SE, Calgary, 403-268-4100,


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